Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Vicenza)

Kinesiology and functional evaluation - VALUTAZIONE FUNZIONALE IN FISIOTERAPIA

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Name of lecturer
Enrica Cecchin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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FISIO VI 1A2S dal Mar 2, 2020 al May 15, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course provides students with the basic concepts to perform a joint, muscular and muscle length assessment.
The expected learning outcomes are:
- Know the indications, contraindications and precautions to perform a joint and muscoalr evaluation
- Know the steps to perform joint, muscular and circumferential measurement of the limbs
- Know the main measurement systems of the joint excursion
- Know the main gradations of muscle strength (conventional, against resistance, to gravity eliminated, isometric, etc.)
- Prepare the setting to perform a joint and muscular evaluation
- Apply the principles of ergonomics during the execution of the evaluations
- Perform precise, accurate dexterity evaluation of joint excursion, muscle strength and circumferential limb measurement


The course will cover the following topics:
- The articular evaluation of the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, foot and trunk districts and the goniometric measurement.
- The muscular evaluation of the muscles of the shoulder, elbow and forearm, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, foot and trunk. The conventional gradation of muscular strength, the gradation of muscular strength against resistance in severely eliminated conditions, the isometric gradation of muscle strength.
- The assessment of muscular length and its measurement.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Clarkson H.M. Valutazione cinesiologica. Esame della mobilità articolare e della forza muscolare. (Edizione 2) Edi-ermes 2002

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is a written test with open questions and a practical test and will focus on what was covered during the lessons.

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